Staying Home Leaving Violence
Leaving a violent and abusive relationship can be hard. It may mean having to move to a new area and having to start life over with a new home, new job and new school for the kids.You may also be short on money and not in a good mental health headspace.
These are only some of the reasons why women stay in an abusive relationship. Leaving the situation can be pretty stressful and overwhelming, especially with little or no support.
How the program can help you
The aim of the Staying Home Leaving Violence program is to prevent you and your children becoming homeless or having to move away from your support system of family and friends, and the school and community where you live.
The program works in cooperation with NSW Police to remove the perpetrator (the violent partner) from the family home so that you and your children can stay safely where you are. It provides a range of support, such as safety planning, improving home security, help in managing finances, support for children, and helping you with the complicated legal process.
The providers of the program understand that it's the violent person - your partner or ex-partner - who is responsible for their own abusive behaviour and is committing a crime by hurting you and or your children.
Women separated from a violent partner but who continue to experience abuse from their ex-partner are a priority for the program. Priority is also given to women who have experienced domestic and family violence before and are:
- from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- affected by socio-economic disadvantage
- from culturally and linguistically (language) diverse backgrounds
- affected by social exclusion
- who have a disability
- who are caring for a child with a disability
- aged 16 to 18 years - these young people will be referred to a service that can help them.
The program helps women and their children who live in the following 27 locations across NSW.
|Bega||02 6492 6239|
|Blacktown||02 9677 1962|
|Broken Hill||08 8088 2520|
|Campbelltown||1800 077 760|
|Clarence Valley||02 6684 4299|
|Coffs Harbour||02 6652 9944|
|Dubbo||02 6883 1561|
|Eastern Sydney||0439 414 673|
|Fairfield, Liverpool||029602 7795|
|Inverell||0417 858 634|
0417 786 736
|Kempsey||02 4943 9255|
|Maitland, Cessnock||02 4397 1927|
|Moree||02 6752 8027|
|Newcastle||02 4926 3577|
|Nowra||02 4421 7400|
|Orange||1300 384 357|
|Parramatta, Holroyd||02 9636 8437|
|Penrith||02 4721 2499|
|Redfern||02 9699 9036|
|Tamworth||1800 073 388|
|Wollongong||02 4255 5333|
|Wyong, Gosford||02 4356 2600|
Information in different languages
The information about Staying Home Leaving Violence can be downloaded and printed out, and is available in 22 languages including English.